Towards a Semantic Web of Things: A Hybrid Semantic Annotation, Extraction, and Reasoning Framework for Cyber-Physical System


Web of Things (WoT) facilitates the discovery and inter-operability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a cyber-physical system (CPS). Moreover, a uniform knowledge representation of physical resources is quite necessary for further Continue reading

Object-Oriented RFID with IoT: A Design Concept of Information Systems in Manufacturing


The Internet of Things (IoT) has increasingly become important in industry. Connectivity over the internet of not only people but also devices (such as sensors, appliances, machines, robots, and vehicles) is leading to a paradigm shift in Continue reading

NB-IoT for D2D-Enhanced Content Uploading with Social Trustworthiness in 5G Systems


Future fifth-generation (5G) cellular systems are set to give a strong boost to the large-scale deployment of Internet of things (IoT). In the view of a future converged 5G-IoT infrastructure, cellular IoT solutions such as narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Continue reading

A Timed Colored Petri Net Simulation-based Self-Adaptive Collaboration Method for Production-Logistics Systems


Complex and customized manufacturing requires a high level of collaboration between production and logistics in a flexible production system. With the widespread use of Internet of Things technology in manufacturing, a great amount of real-time Continue reading

Intra-Minute Cloud Passing Forecasting based on a Low Cost IoT Sensor—A Solution for Smoothing the Output Power of PV Power Plants


Clouds moving at a high speed in front of the Sun can cause step changes in the output power of photovoltaic (PV) power plants, which can lead to voltage fluctuations and stability problems in the connected electricity networks. These effects can be Continue reading

Dynamic Involvement of Real World Objects in the IoT: A Consensus-based Cooperation Approach


A significant role in the Internet of Things (IoT) will be taken by mobile and low-cost unstable devices, which autonomously self-organize and introduce highly dynamic and heterogeneous scenarios for the deployment of distributed applications. Continue reading

Towards the Internet of Smart Trains: A Review on Industrial IoT-Connected Railways


Nowadays, the railway industry is in a position where it is able to exploit the opportunities created by the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and enabling communication technologies under the paradigm of Internet of Trains. This review details the Continue reading

Further Cost Reduction of Battery Manufacturing


The demand for batteries for energy storage is growing with the rapid increase in photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy installation as well as electric vehicle (EV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Continue reading

A New DC-DC Converter Technology Suitable to Support Grid Connection of Wave Power Energy Converter

The purpose of this work is to design, build and test a DC-DC converter, which will later be used as a necessary part of the grid connection of a wave energy converter.The project also includes a small part to Continue reading

Physical Design of a Smart Camera with Integrated Digital Pixel Sensors Using a 0.13µm 8-Layer Metal CMOS Process

The design of cameras has historically kept imagery and computational circuitry isolated in an attempt to maximize image quality by improving pixel pitch and routing density. Although this technique has worked in creating high density arrays of Continue reading